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2nd ODI PHOTOS: Sammy's blinder helps Windies level series

Last updated on: November 24, 2013 23:51 IST

2nd ODI PHOTOS: Kohli, Dhoni sizzle with half centuries

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Darren Sammy's brilliant 45-63 helped the West Indies beat India by two wickets in the second cricket one-dayer to level the series 1-1, in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
 
Chasing a daunting target of 289, the West Indies scored 289 for eight from 49.3 overs to register their first win on this tour.
 
As many as four batsmen — Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy hit half-centuries as the tourists won the game but not before few hiccups.

Image: Darren Sammy
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2nd ODI PHOTOS: Kohli strokes a delightful 99

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Earlier Virat Kohli missed out on a hundred by just one run before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's fiery knock propelled India to a challenging 288 for seven against the West Indies in the second One-day International in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.


Image: Virat Kohli
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2nd ODI PHOTOS: India off to a poor start

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Rohit Sharma had a rare off day when he was taken at second slip to bring an end to a dream run.

After Sharma's dismissal India crawled to 48/1 in the first powerplay. The West Indies clearly had an upperhand dismissing the other opener, Shikhar Dhawan, with an addition of another 48 runs.


Image: Shikhar Dhawan
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2nd ODI PHOTOS: Kohli falls one short of a century

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Kohli showed calmness to soothe the nerves but only to fall victim to a rash pull as India were in danger after losing two wickets for 15 runs in the batting power-play.

It was then perhaps that the elegant Indian batsman lost his patience briefly as paceman Ravi Rampaul denied him a well-deserved century.

Rampaul sent down a bouncer, Kohli swirled his bat and Jason Holder took a low diving catch in deep fine leg.


Image: Virat Kohli
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2nd ODI PHOTOS: Dhoni blitz takes India to a competitive score

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But once again captain cool Dhoni stood to the task with an unbeaten 51, his 50th ODI half-century, to give India a decent total to defend.

Dhoni slammed three sixes and four boundaries in his 40-ball knock in an entertaining 47-run seventh wicket partnership with R Ashwin.


Image: MS DHoni with R Ashwin
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2nd ODI PHOTOS: Kohli, Dhoni sizzle with half centuries

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West Indies too got off to a poor start losing Johnson Charles and Marlon Samuels in quick succession.

Charles hit one straight to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took a smart little catch off his own bowling.

Samuels, meanwhile, was edgy at the crease and was snapped by Dhoni off Mohit Sharma.

Darren Bravo and Kieron Powell then put their heads down and steadied the ship. 


Image: Mohit Sharma appeals for the wicket of Marlon Samuels
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2nd ODI PHOTOS: Ashwin removes Bravo and Powell

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After removing Darren Bravo, Ashwin struck again for India.

This time it was Kieron Powell who had to make the long walk back after scoring 59.


Image: R Ashwin celebrates with teammates
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2nd ODI PHOTOS: Simmons plays a good hand

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Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy's intelligent play coupled with some sloppy fielding helped West Indies.

Simmons should have been on his way back to the pavillion had Yuvraj Singh not dropped a sitter at long-off.


Image: Lendl Simmons of West Indies
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